|Birth Date||Aug 27, 2015|
|Age||4 years old|
Tunajá is an area of the state of Quiché, Guatemala. The inhabitants are Quiché Indians who trace their ancestral roots to the ancient Mayan civilization. The prevalent language is the Indian dialect - Quiché. The people are either farmers or shepherds and live off the fruits of their labors. Very little money ever changes hands as they use a barter system. Public education is available - however, most families cannot afford it. Electricity and running water are not available in most of the area.
Hello, my name is Emily Abigail Coj Ixporcuac. I was born on August 27, 2015. I am a healthy child, and I walk about 30 minutes to get to the feeding program. I have one sister and one brother. My father’s name is Felipe and he works as a farmer. He grows corn and beans for our consumption. My mother’s name is Esmirna and she is a housewife. We own the house in which we live. It has two rooms and a kitchen. The house is made of cement blocks with a ceramic floor. The roof is constructed in such a way that an additional level can be added later on. We have water and electricity. We also raise chickens for our family consumption. I am not in school yet, so I spend my time playing with my dolls. My favorite color is pink and my favorite animal is the dog. The foods that I like best are bananas and fried chicken. Currently, my family does not attend church.
With much love and many blessings,
Emily Abigail Coj Ixporpuac
Translated by: Edwina Lyons/AAC Missionary